To the Struggling Artist
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To the Struggling Artist

The creation of art is a scary thing, so to all my fellow artists out there, here's to honoring that struggle.

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To the Struggling Artist
Photo Credit: Abigail Joy Hubble

Art can be a most terrifying thing.

This gift you have been given

sometimes feels more like a burden.

Imperfection. The struggle to recreate

the beauty you see in your head is

an act of faith, a process of redemption.


Amen to your struggle,

hallelujah to every inch

you fight so hard for,

this battle you see through.


Let that which you create

be a welcoming home for the lonely.

May your art fill the lungs of the starving,

your happiness give others oxygen.

Let the good sadness sink to their stomachs,

And your words crackle in their ears again.


Amen to your struggle,

hallelujah to every inch

you fight so hard for,

this battle you see through.


Slog through the mud you’re stuck in,

work out your faith with fear and trembling.

I am so thankful for each of your fragments,

the labor that is not quite completed.

And when anxiety has evolved to art,

you will have given your fear meaning.


Amen to your struggle,

hallelujah to every inch

you fight so hard for,

this battle you see through.

Amen.

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